The word ‘jump‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to push oneself into the air.

For example:

  • The cat jumped off the wall. (push oneself into the air)
  • How high can you jump? (push oneself into the air)


Jump is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is jumped.

phrasal verbs with jump

Phrasal verbs with ‘jump’ include:

  • jump at
    meaning – eagerly accept an opportunity
    example – I jumped at the chance to go and work in Germany for 3 months.
  • jump in
    meaning – enter something
    example – I jumped in and told the whole room what I thought of the expansion plans.
  • jump off
    meaning – leap off a surface
    example – The baby goats are jumping off their shelters and running around the enclosure.
  • jump on
    meaning – physically/verbally attack someone/something or climb onto
    example – The whole court jumped on the suspect when he was found guilty.
    example – The cat jumped on the table and stole my burger.
  • jump over
    meaning – leap across something
    example – The stuntman’s biggest stunt is jumping over 8 cars on his motorbike.

picture phrasal verbs with jump

phrasal verbs with jump

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘jump’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with jump - jump at
phrasal verbs with jump - jump in
phrasal verbs with jump - jump off
phrasal verbs with jump - jump on
phrasal verbs with jump - jump over

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with jump below.

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.


Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with jump, how about learning the idioms with jump too?